Hassell, NC

Hassell, situated in Martin County, is a small town made up of .3 square miles.

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The town was named after Elder Sylvester Hassell who was a preacher.


The median resident age in Hassell is 58 years. The median estimated household income is about $20,000 making it about $28,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $20,000. The average price for a home in Hassell is about $44,000 (2015) which is $116,000 less than the North Carolina Average.

The racial makeup of Hassell is 58% Black and 42% White. 100% of the population are high school graduates, with 7% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 37% are married, 9% are divorced, 0% are separated, 38% are widowed, leaving 16% that have never been married.

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Martin County

Hassell belongs to Martin County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The county was named after Josiah Martin (last royal governor of North Carolina), and was formed from parts of Tyrrell and Halifax counties. Martin County has a population of 24,500 and it's largest city Williamston, with a population of 5,500, is the county seat. The Martin County Courthouse is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Martin County borders Halifax, Edgecombe, Bertie, Pitt, Washington, and Beaufort Counties.

Martin County is made up of 462 square miles. 461 of which is land with the remaining one square mile as water.


The population of Hassell, NC is about 80. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1930's.


The elevation of Hassell, NC is 79 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Hassell, NC is 27841.

Area Code

The area code for Hassell, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Hassell and Martin County have voted mostly Democrat, with 52% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. The area voted Republican in 2000 and 2004, but voted democrat in 1996.

As of 2010, 50% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 48% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Hassell is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Healthcare and social assistance is the most prominent industry in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Martin County Enterprise and Weekly Herald and the Martin County Times are the primary newspapers that cover the Martin County area.


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